Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Discover What Lives in Sandy Hook Bay

School is almost out, and if you're looking for something fun and educational to do with your children this summer, don't miss Summer Seining at beautiful Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth. This popular, free program is led by the Park System's Naturalist staff and offers an hour of discovery on the shores of Sandy Hook Bay. Summer Seining is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. from Monday, June 19 through Friday, August 25 (weather permitting).

Our Naturalists will venture out into water, pulling a long seine net along the edge of the Sandy Hook Bay. As they return to shore, a variety of fish, crabs and other sea creatures are scooped into the net for our awaiting visitors to get a peek of. The critters are gently placed in small tanks for observing, and then released back into the Bay. 

Please note the following:
  • Closed-toe shoes are required to participate.
  • The program will not run during inclement weather.
  • Parents or guardians are required to stay with and supervise their children at all times.
  • No swimming is allowed during the event.
  • This program is designed for individuals and families. If you have a group that is interested in take part in a seining program, please call 732-872-7369.
At the program's end, we hope you'll stick around and enjoy the gorgeous shores of Bayshore Waterfront Park. This is a perfect spot to enjoy the picturesque views of the New York City skyline as well. You may even want to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the beach or at one of our picnic tables. Please remember that this is not a guarded beach, so swimming is not recommended.

Check out a few more photos of the fun experienced during last year's Summer Seining sessions...